This morning, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case affecting a multitude of states that have prohibited same-sex "marriages" in their states, many by a constitutional amendment approved by the people at the ballot box.
The 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges says that same-sex "marriage" is now legal in all 50 states, and that the "right" to same-sex "marriage" is found in the 14th amendment.
The supposedly relevant text is below. Read it yourself, and if you can legitimately find a right to same-sex "marriage," let us know.
... No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
This ruling is a severe disappointment, and combined with yesterday's ruling on Obamacare, in which the Court decided to rule on the law as it should have been written, instead of how it was actually written, is a startling -- albeit not completely unexpected -- reminder of the power of "legislating from the bench." Or, as Justice Scalia called it in his dissenting opinion in the Obamacare case yesterday, "somersaults of statutory interpretation" and "interpretive jiggery-pokery."
There will be more information to come on this ruling later today here on the blog. Like our Facebook page to stay updated.
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